How to Use Sony Vegas Track Eq Plugin to Enhance Your Audio
If you are looking for a way to improve the sound quality of your audio tracks in Sony Vegas, you might want to try the Track Eq plugin. This plugin is a powerful and versatile tool that allows you to adjust the frequency spectrum of your audio, cut out unwanted noises, and boost or reduce certain ranges of sound. In this article, we will show you how to use the Track Eq plugin in Sony Vegas, and give you some tips and tricks to get the best results.
Track Eq plugin is one of the default audio effects that comes with Sony Vegas. It is a parametric equalizer that lets you control the amplitude of different frequency bands in your audio signal. You can use it to shape the tone and character of your sound, as well as to fix some common audio problems, such as hiss, hum, sibilance, or muddiness.
Track Eq plugin has four main components: the filter type selector, the frequency knob, the gain knob, and the Q knob. The filter type selector allows you to choose between different types of filters, such as low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, or peak. The frequency knob lets you set the center frequency of the filter. The gain knob lets you increase or decrease the level of the selected frequency band. The Q knob lets you adjust the width or sharpness of the filter.
How to Use Track Eq Plugin in Sony Vegas?
To use Track Eq plugin in Sony Vegas, follow these steps:
Open your project in Sony Vegas and select the audio track that you want to edit.
Click on the FX button on the track header to open the Plug-In Chooser window.
Under All Plug-Ins, scroll down and find VEGAS Track EQ. Double-click on it or drag and drop it onto your track.
The Track EQ window will open. You can see a graphical representation of your audio spectrum and four filter bands that you can adjust.
To enable or disable a filter band, click on the ON/OFF button next to it.
To change the filter type, click on the drop-down menu next to it and choose from Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Notch, or Peak.
To change the frequency, drag the frequency knob or enter a value in Hz.
To change the gain, drag the gain knob or enter a value in dB.
To change the Q factor, drag the Q knob or enter a value between 0.1 and 10.
You can also use your mouse to drag the filter nodes on the graph and adjust them visually.
You can use the Solo button to isolate and listen to each filter band separately.
You can use the Bypass button to compare your original and processed audio.
You can use the Preset button to choose from some predefined settings or save your own custom settings.
When you are happy with your settings, click OK to apply them to your track.
Tips and Tricks for Using Track Eq Plugin
Here are some tips and tricks for using Track Eq plugin effectively:
Use a low-pass filter to cut out high-frequency noises, such as hiss or wind.
Use a high-pass filter to cut out low-frequency noises, such as hum or rumble.
Use a notch filter to remove narrow bands of unwanted frequencies, such as feedback or electrical interference.
Use a peak filter to boost or reduce specific frequencies that affect the clarity or presence of your sound, such as vocals, instruments, or effects.
Use a gentle Q factor (around 1) for broad adjustments and a sharp Q factor (above 4) for precise adjustments.
Use a moderate gain level (around 6 dB) for subtle changes and a high gain level (above 12 dB) for dramatic changes.
Use your ears more than your eyes when using Track Eq plugin. Listen carefully to how your audio sounds before and after applying each filter band.